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Small Business Month: Is your SMB keeping up with this tech?

Future Tech: Including earbud translators & a massive digital whiteboard.

Swipe for SMB: Bumble enters small business market

Bumble Bizz

From Small Business Trends:

Fancy socializing, dating and networking all in one place? Now you can, thanks to the arrival of Bumble Bizz, an app designed to allow users to swipe to find connections to network and mentor with, and maybe more.

The popular dating app Bumble has moved into professional domains with the launch of a new mode in its app — aptly named ‘Bizz’. …

By adding digital resumes and listing skills, small business owners will be able to grow their online network with Bumble Bizz, mentor other users, and make potentially vital business connections.

Based on a business owner’s location, network and other parameters, Bumble Bizz allows professional users to find suitable business connections to start conversations, ideally leading to the development of professional opportunities. …

“Often, the best jobs come out of just meeting people and letting one thing lead to another. And so we wanted to really make this more about letting you network with people and letting the opportunity be bigger than maybe you even dreamed of. It’s actually very similar to dating,” …

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Translation headphones could be ultimate SMB tool for meetings & multi-lingual communication

Google Pixel ear bud translators

From Engadget:

Google’s Pixel 2 event in San Francisco on Wednesday had a lot of stuff to show off and most of it was more of the same.

But tucked into the tail end of the presentation, Google quietly revealed that it had changed the world with a pair of wireless headphones. Not to be outdone by Apple’s Air Pods and their wirelessly-charging TicTac storage case, Google packed its headphones (in combination with the Pixel 2) with the power to translate between 40 languages, literally in real-time.

The company has finally done what science fiction and countless Kickstarters have been promising us, but failing to deliver on, for years. This technology could fundamentally change how we communicate across the global community.

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Could your office use this giant digital display?

42" E Ink display

From Mashable:

Traditional HDTVs aren’t the only things getting bigger and bigger. Thanks to E Ink, we now have a 42-inch high-definition ePaper display that the company unveiled (at CES 2017).

Each display is 25.9″ x 34.8″ x 0.65″ and offers a resolution of 2160 X 2880 (85 dpi). The 42-inch length is measured diagonally. The display can operate in portrait or landscape mode and offers wide viewing angles. The ePaper display is also extremely power efficient because it’s not based on power-draining backlit technology.

E Ink representatives explained the display is backed with a glass substrate and is not flexible. However, “the display may use a flexible display in the future if there is significant interest in large, rugged (plastic backplane-based) ePaper displays,” said a representative.

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